EPIC and BMI
We use EPIC for our electronic records. EPIC is set up so that when a nurse or another clinician weighs a patient and measures their height, a BMI is automatically calculated. IF we have the providers documentation of morbid obesity, obesity, etc….are we allowed to code the BMI from the EPIC generated BMI calculations? If so, do you have a reference to support this? Also, how are pregnancy BMIs coded? We have had some auditors return accounts in which we have coded the documented BMI….yet they say with pregnancy, the BMI should not be reported. Thanks in advance for your response.
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